Overview

Liz Stonhaus advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment matters, including:

  • Wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation complaints
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and similar state leave laws
  • Disability accommodation
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Employee handbooks and personnel policies

Liz has represented a variety of employers in federal and state court litigation, and before other state agencies, including the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Division of Workers’ Compensation.

Liz has conducted training seminars for employers regarding discrimination, harassment, bullying and retaliation, as well as the overlap of California employment laws and workers’ compensation laws.

Previously, Liz worked as a graduate fellow for the dean of Santa Clara Law School, researching and drafting advisements for a management-side employment law handbook. In law school, she was the communications editor for the Santa Clara Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Bar Association of San Francisco

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Bar Association of San Francisco

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of California

Member

Santa Clara County Bar Association

Recognition

Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Course

Santa Clara University School of Law

Recipient, Best Brief for Appellate Advocacy Course

Santa Clara University School of Law

Recipient, Best Oral Advocate Award for Appellate Advocacy Course

Santa Clara University School of Law

Recipient, Best Oral Advocate Award for Honors Moot Court Competition

Santa Clara University School of Law

Semi Finalist, Honors Moot Court Competition

Santa Clara University School of Law

Speaking Engagements

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2012
  • B.S./B.A., Santa Clara University, 2007

Bar Admission

California